Chemistry 12 Prescribed Learning Outcomes (PLO's)

Chemistry 12 Prescribed Learning Outcomes (PLO’s)
The prescribed learning outcomes for Chemistry 12 have been coded for ease of
reference for those compiling provincial exams.
A: Reaction Kinetics
It is expected that students will:
A1. give examples of reactions proceeding at different rates
A2. describe rate in terms of some quantity (produced or consumed) per unit of
A3. experimentally determine rate of a reaction
A4. identify properties that could be monitored in order to determine a reaction
A5. recognize some of the factors that control reaction rates
A6. compare and contrast factors affecting the rates of both homogeneous and
heterogeneous reactions
A7. discuss situations in which the rate of reaction must be controlled
B: Reaction Kinetics
(Collision Theory)
It is expected that students will:
B1. demonstrate an awareness of the following:
reactions are the result of collisions between reactant particles
not all collisions are successful
sufficient kinetic energy (KE) and favourable geometry are required
to increase the rate of a reaction one must increase the frequency of
successful collision
energy changes are involved in reactions as bonds are broken and formed
B2. describe the activated complex in terms of its potential energy (PE), stability,
and structure
B3. define activation energy
B4. describe the relationship between activation energy and rate of reaction
B5. describe the changes in KE and PE as reactant molecules approach each
B6. draw and label PE diagrams for both exothermic and endothermic reactions,
H, activation energy, and the energy of the activated complex
B7. relate the sign of H to whether the reaction is exothermic or endothermic
B8. write a chemical equation including the energy term (given a H value) and
vice versa
B9. describe the role of the following factors in reaction rate:
nature of reactants
surface area
C: Reaction Kinetics
(Reaction Mechanisms and Catalysts)
It is expected that students will:
C1. use examples to demonstrate that most reactions involve more than one step
C2. describe a reaction mechanism as the series of steps (collisions) that result
in the overall reaction
C3. define catalyst
C4. compare and contrast the PE diagrams for a catalyzed and uncatalyzed
reaction in terms of:
reaction mechanism
activation energy
C5. identify reactant, product, reaction intermediate, and catalyst from a given
reaction mechanism
C6. describe the uses of specific catalysts in a variety of situations